A loan of $2,150 helped to increase her working capital, so she can buy more materials for making handcrafted shoes.

Khishigjargal's story

Khishigjargal is a 38-year-old woman who trained as a professional plasterer. She lives with her husband and three kids in a "ger" (Mongolian yurt) in the suburbs of Ulaanbaatar, the capital city of Mongolia. Her oldest son is a student at university, while the other two attend a local secondary school. Khishigjargal has been operating a shoe-making and -retailing business since 1998, together with her husband.

Khishigjargal sells their handmade shoes at a large outdoor market in Mongolia. Over the past years, they have gained a large number of customers from the countryside; therefore, they make shoes to order as well. Her husband and one assistant make the handcrafted shoes, while Khishigjargal runs the market stall. The business profitability depends on the season, yet the business goes well all the time.

She is requesting a loan of 3,000,000 MNT (Mongolian Tugriks) to make more shoes for this fall season. She is a hard-working woman, who wants to provide her children with an excellent education. She is also one of our very trusted Kiva clients.

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